My friend Marvin recently took up training for triathlons as a hobby. His story alone is inspirational. Check out his Running Without Music blog to read his journey. This guy didn’t know how to swim nor owned a bike and he trained himself to complete entire triathlons. Who does that?! This guy does.
And while doing so he is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training, a fantastic sports endurance program that benefits such a great cause. Team in Training athletes have walked away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense that they did something even more important than getting in good shape. They helped get one step closer to finding a cure for blood cancers because every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed and every 10 minutes, someone dies.
So, when the invite went out for the Man v Bar charity pub crawl in Santa Monica and all proceeds were going to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society one really can’t pass up the opportunity to support a friend and a great cause all while meeting new friends and exploring new bars.
In its 6th year, Man v Bar is an awesome annual charity event in the form of a rowdy, fun, pub crawl. The $20 suggested donation at the door gets you exclusive food & drink specials throughout the day.
Stated in humbling, impacting realism on the event’s website, “Man v Bar isn’t going to make one billion dollars, but that’s how much Team in Training has raised for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
You’re going to come to Man v. Bar, have a blast, meet all kinds of new people and walk away with a memory you’ll recall one day and you’ll smile to yourself and think, “That was a riot.”
But what you probably won’t remember, probably won’t recall or even notice was that when you were with us crawling from Ye Olde King’s Head all the way to Monsoon, amidst all the shots, pints, laughs and hilariously good times, you were part of a movement to make something happen. You were part of changing the world.
Over the last 30 years, Team in Training tripled the survival rate for leukemia and blood cancers from 10% to 42%
Imagine, that in the next 30 years, the survival rate at 100%.
You were part of changing the world.”
Just another lovely day in Santa Monica:)